Car crash accidents can be incredibly traumatic, and if you are involved in one the first thing you should remember is that it is important not to panic. Make sure that you are safe, and that anyone else involved in the accident is safe. Sometimes the safest thing to do is move the person away from the site of the crash, but sometimes (especially if you suspect that there has been a spinal injury), the safest thing to do is leave the person where they are and try to use hazard signs and warning lights to direct traffic away from the injured parties.
If the incident was minor, then once people get over the initial shock of the accident, it is likely that the issue of fault and insurance will come up. With car crash accidents, the best philosophy is to say as little as possible. Do not admit fault. Do not get drawn into discussions about paying for damage. Simply exchange insurance details and seek advice once everyone is calm. Let your insurance company and the police (if they are involved) decide who was to blame.
If you own a dash cam or in car camera, then there is a good chance that you will end up submitting the footage from it to the insurance company, or to the police. Some dash cams are able to do this automatically, and will detect when a collision happens. Others require that you save the footage manually. Make sure that you understand how your camera works before you start using it, so that you can depend on it in the event of an accident. If you are a careful driver, then a dash cam will protect you from fraudulent claims and being caught out in a ‘crash for cash’ incident.
A vehicle breakdown recovery service will help you get through the process of safely and quickly transporting your car after a car crash to a nearby garage or house.